Zubair Ahmed, the Quetta Bears batsman, succumbed to the nasty blow he sustained after being hit on the head by a bouncer. The incident occurred during a club match at Mardan District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, on Monday (August 14). Ahmed, who has played four games for Quetta, reportedly didn’t have his helmet on when he was struck on the head.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) took to Twitter to convey their condolence and also urged every cricketer to wear the protective gear at all times while at the crease.
Tragic death of Zubair Ahmed is another reminder that safety gear i.e. helmet must be worn at all times. Our sympathies with Zubair’s family pic.twitter.com/ZNmWDYaT5w
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) August 16, 2017